Three-time super-middleweight world champion, Carl Froch, has made his prediction ahead of the upcoming undisputed clash between Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo.
Canelo Alvarez’s aura appears to have taken a hit over the last eighteen months following a series of below-par displays, beginning with a first loss in almost nine years against Dmitry Bivol, before two points victories over Gennadiy Golovkin and John Ryder.
The Mexican fan-favourite now faces Charlo, in a fight billed as ‘undisputed versus undisputed’, as he aims to reclaim his position as the ‘king of boxing’ and show that he’s not on the decline, as many pundits are suggesting.
Froch beat Jean Pascal, Arthur Abraham and Lucian Bute to become the 168lb champion on three different occasions during a run of twelve consecutive world title fights.
Speaking on talkSPORT Boxing’s show ‘The Verdict’, ‘The Crobra’ thinks Canelo will be too big and predicts him to stop the American late on.
“At this stage of his career, at this age of his career, he is heading into his twilight years is Canelo Alvarez, he has had one hell of a career as well, he has fought everyone, hasn’t he?
At super-middleweight I just think that he will be too much, he will be too big and too strong for Charlo.
Charlo is in with a chance, he’s a great fighter in his own right, but I just think that he is going to be out-weighted here and outmatched with the very experienced, ever-so-slightly past his best Canelo.
I personally think that Canelo will be too big for him and he is going to just back him up at a certain stage, mid-to-late rounds, and probably get the stoppage.”
Canelo-Charlo takes place in Las Vegas on Saturday night and can be watched live via Showtime PPV for US fans, meanwhile those in the UK can tune in on DAZN as part of their subscription.